Preventing work related accidents and injuries is a job that requires significant attention from both management and employees, and must be rooted in the company’s corporate culture...
New City, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2011
When it comes to a comprehensive risk management strategy, it’s vital that business owners clearly communicate their strategy clearly and concisely with all stakeholders. Thats why The Coyle Group stepped up to proactively educate local New York business owners regarding the need to make workplace safety initiatives a part of their company’s risk management solutions.
Preventing work related accidents and injuries is a job that requires significant attention from both management and employees, and must be rooted in the company’s corporate culture, and continue with proper safety training and orientation for new hires as well as long time employees. Below are some important tips to consider:
For the Manager:
- Regular and frequent communication regarding the corporate risk management goals and objectives is important. In a busy “do more with less” environment that may be difficult, but The Coyle Group has pre-prepared payroll stuffers, flyers, posters and reminders to help reinforce the safety message on regular basis with employees.
- Safety training should start on a new hire’s first day and continue to be integrated into their orientation program. Having your safety training formalized avoids confusion and missing important topics.
- Regular and periodic training in higher hazard environments are necessary to reinforce good work habits that are both safe and productive. Meetings need to be short, but interesting, informative and engaging so they are taken seriously by employees.
- General housekeeping and work environments need to be maintained in an orderly and neat manner to demonstrate that management cares.
For the Employee:
- First and foremost, employees must recognize that they are primarily responsible for their own safety and the safety of their co-workers. This single point of “self-responsibility” is the biggest step employees need to understand to be safe.
- With that in mind, employees must evaluate potential hazards and ask for help from their manager if they feel they cannot complete a task safely. Whether it’s operating machinery, tools, or equipment; or lifting or moving materials the culture must support an attitude that it’s okay to ask for help.
- Employees need to be part of the communication chain with management to help evaluate and understand the risks in the operation. They may be the best source of information on work procedures and process flows and where potential hazards exist. When hazards and risks are present, employees should promptly report them to their managers.
Most importantly, The Coyle Group encourages all business owners to remember that communication is key for both Managers and Employees. Two way communications will help identify and manage risk within an organization, and help reduce workplace injuries and accidents, and become the foundation of your risk management strategy.
About Gordon B. Coyle – CPCU, ARM, AMIM-President:
As a 30-year veteran of the insurance industry, Gordon Coyle has extensive experience working within the mid-market business sector; helping to reduce risk, prevent loss and lessen costs through a unique and diagnostic risk management process. Coyle has demonstrated professional competence by earning the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) designations. Coyle continues to share his knowledge, furthering his influence, as a frequent guest speaker. He actively participates in educational lectures aimed at niche industry groups as well as provides his own sought-after seminars regarding effective risk management strategies, insurance topics, and general business issues.